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SamDean Shopify Merchant plugyourholes.com
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October 23, 2012

Max variants per product. How do I get over 105? This post is outdated

I have the 50,000 sku plan, and have quite a few of them to spare at the moment. 

 

What I need to do: offer a product (body jewelry) that is available in 17 sizes, and 8 design options. Each of these design options is available for either right or left ear, so that any possible combo of the 8 is available. This means I need 1088 Sku's for that 1 product, which is something I have come to terms with.

 

What my problem is: Shopify seems to "throttle" my variants per product to 105 or so. It should be obvious why this is a problem. Splitting these product on there own pages isn't really much of an option either, for reasons I don't want to bore you with. 

 

What I am looking for: A work around to this limitation, or any other reasonable option. 

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October 23, 2012

If your vast number of options can be split into two piles... then do that... one pile would be options that affect price. The other pile would be options that do not. 

Once you get that straight... see how many actual variants you burn through. For example, it seems silly to think a left ear piece costs more than a right ear piece. So, you can collect right/left without burning a SKU or an option/variant. You collect that as a line item property. A property of the product. Note that you lose inventory control over left ear/right ear choices.. but hey..

Do sizes change price? Do the design options change price? What actually affects price and can you setup a single product to have only those price changing options as your elementary ones. You get 100. 

Another trick is to re-think the actual product. 17 sizes is one thing.. but why cram 8 designs into one product. Why not make 8 products, each with a design... simplify... you have 50,000 SKUs but it is how you choose to use them that governs things. Many merchants freak out on the limits... without really thinking through how to best setup their inventory for Shopify... maybe there is a good approach for you... just have to try a few.

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SamDean Shopify Merchant plugyourholes.com
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October 24, 2012

I see the line option now. Is it possible to make the line options drop downs of pre determined variants as they are with the sizes? The idea of having text fields seems cumbersome. 

 

Also, your second option above is out of the question, due to the mix and match nature of the product. 

 

Thanks!

Go watch Point Break.
SamDean Shopify Merchant plugyourholes.com
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October 24, 2012

NM Figured it out!

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